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-released nbc news/wall street journal poll shows that president obama's standing is taking a real beating in the wake of the obama care rollout. this is the weakest showing of his five-year tenure in that poll. just 42% of americans approve of the president's job performance while 51% disapprove, but president obama is not backing down on obama care. he's just wrapped up a visit to boston where he fronted an impassioned rally in defense of his health care, hardline, no backing down and he gave no quarter and importantly, no delay. that's what he seems to be against and the president is most insistent and defiant against criticses of obama care. take a listen. >> nobody's losing their right to health care coverage, and no insurance company will ever be able to deny you coverage or drop you as a customer altogether. those days are over and that's the truth. that is the truth. >> all right. we'll get to fact checking in just a minute. the president was in boston because he wanted to use romney care as an example of a slow starting, but successful health care reform law. listen to this one. >
, this time about obama care. >> who misled them? who misled the president on this? are you telling me five days before that somebody let the president go out to the american public to give this speech and say this and make this promise? >> look, the president is frustrated. he made that clear in his remarks today. >> given all the problems that we've seen with people trying to enroll in this program, is the white house going to be delaying the mandate? >> no. does the white house owe the country an apology for this particular country? >> was this journalistic scrutiny too slow in coming and is the press piling on? >>> plus, a white house official for tweets has nasty things to say about journalists. >>> big bucks into journalist, the ebay's founder launching, can these billionaires boost the news business? >>> and six-second videos have become all the rage and turned one 15-year-old boy into a star. >> how did that become so popular? >> i'm howard kurtz and this is media buzz. >>> you know the drill, send us a tweet about the show. we'll read the best ones at the end of the program. >>> co
to obama care? republicans in congress are all about numbers these days. gop members have released new documents showing just six people successfully enrolled on the first day of the new health care exchange. now, six the first day, just 248 more by day two and according to an aide for these republican committee members, a laundry list of issues kept people from getting on the site and getting the job done. >> we're working every day to make improvements to this wholly unsatisfactory website. i want to make clear nobody is more unsatisfied with the way that website has performed since the launch than the president of the united states. but we're working every day to improve it. >> so there is new evidence of a growing group within the president's own party that they are revolting against the problems plaguing the health care rollout. "the new york times" reporting there's worry about the impact against democratic candidates in next year's elections. >> democrat senators that are running for re-election want to delay because they don't want to face the people that are being affected
obama care documents have gone on to a full-on congressional subpoena. today the house of the oversight committee congressman darrell issa has announced he has subpoenaed for paperwork relating to the "troubled launch" of healthcare.gov. the congressman just talked to cnn about what kind of documents exactly he's seeking. >> we've had contractors give us proof that, in fact, briefings were made in a timely fashion that showed, some of them had been aired. showed that, in fact, they weren't ready. they knew they weren't ready. jay carney said the president was shown this website ahead of time as though it was ready. so, figuring out who inside the organization knew but failed to communicate is important, but, more importantly, because so many other areas including the risk of private information coming out in a website that isn't ready. we really need to ask those questions and see what's internally going on. >> here is the department's response to the susubpoena. since october 10th, the committee has made five separate requests for a wide-range of documents, their timeline was not feasi
. >> when you bet on america it pays off >> president obama tries to bring more business to the u.s. >> it was an ambitious order - end syria's ability to produce chemical weapons. it appears to have been accomplished ahead of schedule. syria cannot produce new kep jornings but damascus -- chemical weapons, but damascus has to destroy its chemical weapon arsenal. >> on 24 august 14-00 were killed in what survivors called a chemical massacre. within days the u.s. and its allies would condemn it too. . >> it's not only an attack on human dignity it's an attack on security. >> president obama quickly threatened military action. president bashar al-assad denied the attack, and sent a warning to the u.s. >> they expect everything. >> pliticily pam -- plitic apresident barack obama garnered support. >> the kep call massacre -- chemical massacre in damascus cannot be left without a response. >> when russia vetoed a resolution involving military action - it seemed further off. >> the security council has to be unanimous. >> president obama decided to ask congress to approve the use of mil
obama compared it to the early difficulties that massachusetts had with their health program. >>> national security agency officials were required to justification for mass surveillance. it's listed under sound bite that resonate and did not comment on the document. >>> a cease-fire allowed syrians to be evacuated. the area had been under seen for almost a year. the assad, rebel groups and aid workers all agreed to the evacuations. some critics say freeing the area of the area gives assad tactical advantage to clear rebels from damascus. "real money with ali velshi" is next. >> like this baby, facebook blows away sales and profit estimates. i'll tell you what the company is doing right and what risks it faces. what 80,000 items from bacon to flat screen t.v.'s. all have in common. and does jennifer hudson have the medicine son that kathlee tn sebelius needs to revival obamacare? i'm ali velshi. this is "real money." >> reporter: this is real money. you are the most important part of the very. join our live conversation for the next half hour on twitter at a.j. real money. the
at all-time lows. president obama's approval is just at 42% according to the nbc news/wall street journal poll, but even lower approval for republicans, that is at 22% and another new record. 63% want to replace their own number of congress. the highest percentage ever recorded dating back to 1992. when it comes to the president the polsters say it's not one single thing drags him down, but a combination, the threat of war over serious chemical weapons and the 16-day government shutdown that cost $24 billion. the thshgs sa spying scandal that just won't go away and right now it's the rocky rollout of health care.gov and the president's still trying to solve a plan yesterday in boston while hours earlier kathleen sebelius took full responsibleity. >> so let me say directly to these americans. you deserve better. i apologize. hold me accountable for the debacle. i'm responsible. >> okay. >> so there's no excuse for it, and i take full responsibility for making sure it gets fixed asap. we are working overtime to improve it every day. >> i want to bring in our company, josh barrel, for busine
watch complete coverage of her testimony on "squawk on the street". then this afternoon, president obama will defend his health care law. verizon said it was doing maintenance on the system. there was a similar halt on sunday. we'll have more on these stories in just a few minutes. >>> but first, the rest of today's agenda, earnings central will be hearing from general motors, nbc parent comcast, chrysler, corning and sodastream, all before the bell. this afternoon, we have visa, facebook, comcast, kraft foods and many others. on the economic front, the fed wraps up a two-day fomc meeting in washington. this is a policy announcement set tore 2:00 p.m. eastern today. the central bank is expected to maintain its massive bond buying campaign. fed watchers say ben bernanke and company may point to softer readings on the economy to signal that the policy will be extended into next year. >>> as for the other items on today's economic agenda, the october adp employment report is going to be released at 8:15 eastern time. it's expected to show 150,000 private jobs were added this month. the whis
and that was not the truth. and whether you like the model of obama care or not, the fact that the president sold it on a basis that was not true has undermined the foundation of his second term. i think it's rotting it away. >> wait, there's a little bit more, "the washington post" obtaining an internal memo that shows an outside health adviser warning of trouble ahead for the rollout. telling the administration, quote, i do not believe the relevant members of the administration understand the president's vision or have the capability to carry it out. >> looking back, people are going to be scratching their heads for years going how did they make this mistake? so how do mistakes like this happen inside the west wing? >> well, look, i think that's a fairly devastating story. >> joining me now is democratic congressman jerry nadler from new york. i want to get your reaction from this from the "washington post" article in which it says a 2008 obama health campaign adviser puts the rollout this way. they were running the biggest startup in the world and they didn't have anyone who had run a startup
to you. connell: now let's get to these numbers on the president. president obama's job approval has dropped to an all-time low. 42% of americans approve, 41% disapprove. dagen: monica crowley fox news exhibitor and host, where does it go now that he has kind of been exposed for not telling the full truth about the health care law? review the over and over again for years. >> like your health care and your doctor, you can keep these things. now know it is not true. the "wall street journal" poll you just cited 42% jobs approval is deal with the gallup showed us yesterday which is 42% job approval p had clearly the trend is downward for him. they were polling the folks here before the lie became public news and started to really gain traction. for me, look, i think every president sort of has a basement level where he doesn't go any lower. george w. bush in the mid to upper 30s, presidents nixon during watergate same thing. obama's level a little bit higher, he is sort of a historic figure first black president, that might be built into it. 42% is a danger zone for any president. very
are about to open and we'll go to them shortly. the obama bombshell reported by forbes, employer-provided plans are in the cross-hairs. liz, thank you for joining us. this is a bombshell why? >> most employees are covered by employer-provided insurance. and 170 million, the forbes data has 156 million, so this shows that the majority of americans could lose the health plans that they like, the health insurance plans that they like due to health reform. stuart: the cancellations we've heard about is in the private marketplace. >> that's right. stuart: where you buy your own insurance. now we're talking employer-provided health care plans which may become illegal this time next year. >> right. stuart: that's it? that's it bombshell. that's a majority of people. >> that's a huge number. stuart: all right. we're right at the opening bell of wall street. it's friday morning. we're opening from 15,545, we're expecting a gain of 40, maybe 50 points when we truly open up. we're about to truly open up and the opening trend will be higher. yes, they opened a little late there. 17 points up
hurting the administration. but for the left, it's not obama, not the president who should be taking the blame. it's those evil insurance. here is the brother of rahm emanuel, an architect of obamacare. >> the law doesn't say to the insurance industry, you drop coverage. insurance industry decides how to make money. when the private company decides they're going to drop people and put them in the exchange you blame president obama, he's not responsible for that. stuart: you've got to blame the private insurers not just emanuel saying that. here is the white house advisor trying to explain why millions will lose their current health plans. >> if you have a plan before obamacare, you can keep that. if your plan is downgraded or cancelled, you can't. stuart: pure spin. plans are canceled by the million because obamacare makes them illegal. fox news reporting that 3.7 million people have lost coverage so far. in the next hour, by the way, congressman fred upton will join us and we'll bring you a story of one cancer patient who is happy with their insurance, kept for years and she can't k
to mr. obama's keep your plan programs. they were overruled by political aids. the white house said it was unaware of the objections. the white house doesn't know that there is some sort of dissension amongst the ranks? >> this piece -- >> such a big issue. >> they made it perfectly clear. this piece makes it perfectly clear. they knew exactly what was going to happen because, of course, they wrote the regulations that made 10 million health plans untenable. >> right. >> in fact, illegal. here's what richard kirsch, one of the advisors who pushed it, now says we should have had an asterisk attached to that statement. if you have shoddy insurance. >> if you have insurance we don't like, we don't approve of, you can't have that. as long as you have insurance we like, you're all set. >> he was one of the advisors, one of the speech writers. you can't get out on the podium and say that little caveat. >> tell the truth. 10 million people lose their health insurance? that's an asterisk? that's kind of a big deal if you're one of the 10 million. >> that's why many people feel they've been
barack obama, who has, in my view, actually, pragmatic and reasonable foreign policy, but for whom policy is enough, but not a priority. i think richard nixon would have great difficulty identifying with that. the second thing is, the thing which i think in common if you talk about richard nixon and ronald reagan was, obviously, they were fairly big men in their own way, in a different way, and they never would say my party, my republican party, right or wrong. what i think they would say, and reagan arian takelated well, i will not speak ill of a fellow republican. when you hear this kind inside the republican party, and when you have a crisis like that, few republican senators essentially, like that administration and focusing on tactical errors of the departed, there is something -- something that ronald reagan and richard nixon, in my view, would not be able to identify with. >> the question quick, please. >> two quick questions. one, sounds great, absorb the tea party in the republican party, but i don't know how you do that when they seem to be dramatically rejectionist in policies
of the kardashian clan or michelle and barack obama. >> and katy perry's next reason to roar coming up in ♪ the skinny ♪ so skinny >>> skinny time. >> halloween edition. >> halloween edition. yeah. i think we're going to have a few surprises. you enjoy the surprises. kanye west may have topped himself this time. he's mentioned himself in the same breath, michael jordan, jesus christ. now talking to ryan seacrest, kanye west says he is as influential maybe along with kim as the president and michelle obama. he says, no one is looking at what obama is wearing. michelle obama can't instagram a pic like my girlfriend can. check that out. back to kanye west. >> what is she wearing? >> doesn't matter. i like it. people get really hung up on the way i word things, but i'm the best. that's the bottom line. >> i can't. i can't. i cannot deal with him. i am starting to not -- i was almost able to deal with her because she was just, you know, a sex babe but now i can't deal with her. >> i'm trying to tell you, this next story. this great stuff. katy perry has topped herself. debuted at number
out in times square now. >>> to washington now. and the revelation that the obama campaign secretly considered bypassing joe biden as president obama's running mate for the 2012 election in favor of hillary clinton. jon karl has that from washington. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. the idea of replacing joe biden with hillary clinton was the subject of endless political speculation in the early days of the campaign. and now this soon to be released book says that some of the president's top advisers actually talked about doing it. it's the dream team many democrats started wishing for, even before barack obama won the nomination in 2008. obama chose joe biden instead and did just fine. but as the president was gearing up for re-election, a sluggish economy and bad poll numbers had at least some of his top advisers thinking it might be time to play the hillary card. according to "double down" a new book by mark halperin and john heilemann, some of obama's top advisers secretly discussed replacing biden with hillary clinton and even conducted polling and focus gro
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of that makes a difference. yesterday obama was on tv talking, we stop insurance companies from discriminating against women. well, women go to the doctor much more often. maybe they're smart or maybe they're hypochondriacs, we don't know. stuart: and i have to watch your show tonight to see if you're taking that left ward lurch. and you're pounding the table on the side effects of obamacare. we've got that and the lack of competition. i'm going to run a short clip of what you're talking about. >> central planning. stuart: central planning, roll it. >> here is the president signing obamacare. politicians and activists were so happy. now, everyone will be covered. trouble is, covering everyone means less competition. we need that competition in health care because when you don't have real competition, you get products like, well, remember these? these are the car made by east germans made of plastic. it was a terrible car. you had to put the oil and gas in separately and shake the car to mix them. it's hard to drive, it spews pollution. yet, it was the pride of east germany. the waiting list to
, but the white house is finally tapped silicon valley experts to come in and help fix the obama care website. google, oracle, and red hat among the companies helping out. the website has been plagued with glitches since the rollout at the beginning of the month. the obama administration says it will be running smoothly by the end of november. >>> it's no longer use it or lose it for people with flexible spending accounts. employees will now be allowed to carry over up to $500 in unused funds to the next calendar year for qualified medical purchases. but there is a catch. your employer gets to choose if it wants to amend that plan to include rollovers. some may be reluctant because they get to keep any money you forfeet. >> new details are emerging about that castro valley care facility. the chronicle reports drentzs were left on their own for eight days, not three as originally thought. multiple law enforcement agencies met today to discuss possible charges. the alameda county sheriff's office says there is a lot of evidence to go through and it will be a lengthy investigation. >> several
on it support yet the system does not know how to give an accurate price for healthcare. while president obama is in boston promoting the system and doing damage control. the president obama spot at nathaniel hall where it all started seven years ago, mitt romney signed the massachusetts health reform law which the obamacare is modeled after. >>> signing up 3 million young healthy people in the first year. that group of people is so important that the government has recruited hollywood heavyweights to lure them in with videos. >> seduced by one side. >> my company's healthcare, it doesn't cover mammograms. >> the aca covers preventive care for women's health. >> scared by the other. >> take your pants off. >> the online site to attract obamacare's most crucial buyers, the young and healthy like these filmmakers in los angeles. >> i think people in our age group are more concerned with their finances than their well-being. so it's tough. i don't know if that video gets that point across. >> reporter: that video featuring jennifer hudson spoofing "scandal" was produced by funny or die. a comedy
said this week that president obama did not know about the healthcare.gov's technical problems until after the launch, in a statement she delivered from under the bus. >> yes, when "saturday night live" makes your signature legislation a weekly punch line, that's never a good thing. and it could get worse as congress prepares to hold hearings tomorrow on the troubled rollout. bertha coombs with the latest on the as obama care turns saga. >> feels like a soap ra, doesn't it? house officials are holding daily briefings on healthcare.gov but short on details. the federal data system was down much of sunday due to an outage provided by verizon's unit. it affected all of the states as well. now, on the conference call today, spokespersons for cms didn't say what caused the verizon server fail you're or how they're prooevening it from happening again. we don't know if it happened because of one of the fixes that tripped it up. last week testifying before congress, the contractor who built the federal hub, qssi, said it was working properly. on friday qssi was made general contractor in cha
a nice move to the upside. the obama administration leaning on tech industry leaders to get them to help fix the problems with the healthcare.gov website. the three names jumping into the fray. lauren: they are jumping literally on wall street on news the administration and the text searches using engineers from the private sector to kind of fix the problems with healthcare.gov. this is what we know so far. the shares hit a new high today up 1041. the reliability engineer, that is what he is called from google, he will work with a general contractor of healthcare.gov. this guy can supposedly do everything, he is supposed to be really, really good. the engineer from red hat will be working with cgi to optimize the site. so finally we are seeing the administration for medicare and medicaid services. engineers who deal with this stuff every day to fix the problems they are having with that site. liz: lauren, thank you very much. let's get to the floor show. traders are watching the trading action today. let's keep it simple here, where are the floats, what are you seeing? >> if you are turn
" says he simply misspoke. look at that. i just misspoke. they said mr. obama misspoke when he said by law insurers cannot continue to sell policies that don't provide the minimum benefits and consumer protections required. this overblown controversy has obscured the crux of what health care reform is trying to do. people are getting thrown off their health care plans because the affordable care act has standards which if your plan doesn't have they have to go out of business. it has to have pediatric care, maternity, prescription drugs. if it doesn't, you are canceled. >> you look at the title of that editorial in "the new york times," "not worth keeping." not only is the administration with those restrictions deciding what policies are right for you, but apparently this opinion article here in the editorial section, they're deciding too that they're not worth keeping. >> i almost think that's the comic section of news now, the editorial. it's basically a 30-second promo for whatever democratic plan president obama put forward. it never used to be like this with bill clinton. they
, jackson is expecting a long list of visitors including louis farrakhan. >>> president obama is among those mourning the death of ike ske skelton, long-time congressman. mr. obama recalled the missouri democrat as a devoted advocate for men and women in uniform. he was elected to congress in 1976 and served 17 terms. he died monday, he was 81 years old. >>> now to new developments in the growing spy scandal leading lawmaker dianne feinstein is calling for a review of all intelligence activities. this is following revelations that the nsa has been spying on world leaders without the president's knowledge. he discussed it with a partner network, fusion. >> the capacities continue to develop and expand and that's why i'm initiating a review to make sure that what they are able to do doesn't necessarily mean what they should be doing. >> there are reports the administration is ready to ban spying on all leaders of our allies. >> this has people rattled overseas. spain the latest to join the chorus of people. pretty darn outraged. people in the spy community say it goes with the territory and no
most americans think obama care needs to be fixed or nicksed. meantime, the president's approval rating has sunk to an all-time low. it's thursday, october 31st, obviously. happy birthday, penelope. "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ >>> did morning, everybody. happy halloween and welcome to "squawk box" here on cnbc. i'm becky quick along with joe kernen and andrew ross sorkin. we start things off on this halloween morning with the markets. this month, the dow, the s&p 500, the dow transports the russell 1,000. the russell 2,000 and the s&p 400 midcaps have all hit all-time highs. ten dow components have set multi year highs in october with seven reaching all-time highs. as for its year in the markets, volatility has fallen almost 18% this month. of course, the lineup has led some to question if things have gone too far too fast. pim pimco's bill gross on cnbc yesterday after the fed decision. >> the markets are bubbling and all asset prices are bubbling down. steve liesman has pointed out profit margins are bubbling. to the extent that any of them can be suspended i guess is th
in the bio science. >> will obama care help or hinder that development. does it get in the way or does it mean more access will drive better outcomes? >> i think the issue you are talking about obama care is focused on care and treatment. the largest part. if we are going to solve the problem, it really isn't care and treatment. the issue is really prevention, wellness, research cure. >> there are more and more people talking about this on wall street. the lines between a company like apple and some of the names that you are talking about in this conference are blurring, because, frankly, wearable technology and personalized medicine sounds like the next big wave. what's going to be the next facebook or twitter for this space? >> i don't know that i can make that prediction but there is a very rapid evolution naary proc going on here. what we need is a healthy ecosystem, that involves phrma and biotech and special device companies and computational companies that are dealing with big data. also, academic institutions which tend to be where the basic science gets done that undergirds al
it. and neither are a lot of americans who need health care. >> and the troubled rollout of obama care and the recent government shutdown has hurt the president's standing. his approval rating is falling five points in less than three weeks to 42%. the lowest level of his presidency. obama's likability is dropping, only 41% now view him positively versus 45% that are negative. joef all, 70% of americans say the u.s. is headed on the wrong track. >>> and america is out with its semi anlul currency report. once again, the treasury stops short of labelling china a manipulator. it says the u.n. is still undervalued, but recent appreciation is for the economy. it says the country's dependance on exports is hurting economic stability in europe and the global economy. the treasury says germany should focus more on boosting domestic growth. >>> as for the agenda today, stateside weekly jobless claims are out at 8:30 eastern. 10:00 a.m., we get the october chicago pmi. conco philips and exxon mobil report before the opening bell. reporting earnings in europe, french based profits tumbling
is in washington president obama for assistance be back later and said to finance a country suspected cause of the growing unrest that the war. yes this developing story coming out of the us the suspect is said to be in custody until sunday's international apple. today is friday after reports of the shooting. it is coming in. at least i can find today at the scene at terminal three. in a tree our stations ms beamer springs will equal a multi patient incidents drain and into reports of multiple victims we'll say they had about a dozen gun shots from inside the security gates. and flights have now been halted as that is yet to deposit for an a. his presence is said to be in touch with your enforcement officials on the ground. a us intelligence oni and community resources across pakistan were fortunate and writers strike has killed the head of the country's insurgency. i kinda miss it. i guessed right the second since the price of the washington to stop such content as a target in its infancy here is the strongest economy in twenty oh three team gets me to traipse in neighboring afghanistan. i
soon at sleep train. ♪ your ticket to a better night's sleep ♪ >> president obama dealing with the fallout the affordable care act's enrollment problems. speaking from boston, the president said he's not happy neither is anyone trying to sign up for health insurance of healthcare.gov. taking enrollment for the 27 states that refused to set up their own exchanges. california's state exchange, coveredca.com. has also been experiencing major issues >> meanwhile. hundreds of thousands of current policies are being cancelled nationwide, because of the affordable care act. despite promises that people could keep their current health insurance plans.the affordable care act law states that all insurance plans have to cover prescription drugs and preventative care.plans that people have, that don't provide that coverage are being cancelled. forcing people online to the healthcare exchanges to find new coverage. >> more than 47 million americans who receive food stamps. will get less starting friday. as of november-first, a temporary benefit from the two-thousand-nine economic stimu
. first to eamon javers in washington to explain how we got here. >> hi, tyler. the obama administration sees this one as a big win this week. remember that fiscal cliff deal that we had at the end of last year's crisis in washington? what they did was, they raised taxes, and they cut spending through the sequester. and that's had a fairly predictable result. it's been good for the deficit. take a look at this chart, and you'll see the deficit as a percent of gdp has gone down dramatically since 2009 when it was 9.2%. 2013, just 4.1%. 79% of the decrease the government says it due to tax receipts. record tax receipts in 2013, up $325 billion from 2012. that's up 13%. so the tax man is getting his cut of this improving economy and also as a result of those tax increases. that has led to this lowering of the u.s. deficit. that's something the obama administration says is a good thing. they feel like, you know, it's not getting enough attention here in all of this hullabaloo here in washington. >> a quick follow-up question if i might that kayla tausche raised. and that is all of the money
of developing problems and questions about obama care. now, as you know, americans are still furious at the broken promises and costly surprises of insurance plan cancelations. plus, the obama care computer breakdown continues. and health secretary kathleen sebelius still refuses to come clean about the inside causes and costs of the fiasco. all right. first, tonight, we now know that the obama administration is muzzling insurance companies, telling them to keep quiet about all the canceled
. >> now later today president obama travels to boston where he will call for patience with the roll out of the affordable care act. he will talk about the difficulties massachusetts had when it launched its own insurance reform that is now popular. the face of the healthcare.gov website has changed. namely it doesn't feature the face of the smiling woman anymore. she was taken off the website over the weekend and replaced with icons of the 4 ways people can sign up. the shot of the smiling woman came from a stock photo library, there are rots it was removed when people started trying to find out who she is. >> there is a new twist in the case of a patient found dead in a locked stairwell at fran sphran general hospital. the body of lib spaulding was found earlier this month, nearly three weeks after she disappeared from her room. now police say they can't find the man who reported seeing her body several days before it was found. that man was apparently wearing a hospital badge, he informed a supervisor who contacted hospital security, but it took four more days for spalding's body to b
revelations to come. >> schmidt says that google has registered complaints with the nsa, president obama and members of congress. gentlemen, joe you were saying before there are two camps of people. >> here's what the nsa said. the nsa referred to some of the press articles treatmently that they had misstated facts and mischaraterized the nsa. this is definitive. unless they're lying, the nsa follows all of the laws, regulations and policies and assertions do a grave disservice to the nation, its allies and partners and the money who make up the nsa. >> i was in the antisnowden camp but something i read yesterday in "the new york times" gives me a little bit of pause. they pointed out that the nsa has 35,000 people working for it. it has a budget of $10.8 billion. at this point they are collecting so much information. >> no morsel is too small? >> yeah. it's a little staggering when it used to be you would do whatever you can when the agency first started. you would do whatever you can. technologically they can do anything and there aren't questions. >> i remember why you take it at face
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that has a lot of people scratching their heads. obama care is being run by this agency but the question is if you're going to launch a web site, is this the agency you would necessarily choose to go out and do an extremely technical, complicated process that affects the entire country? >> eamon javers in washington, thank you very much. the federal site, the healthcare.gov has been plagued from the start. now it looks like your location could play a major role in how well or how badly the site performs for you. bertha coombs is live in lexington, massachusetts with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, simon. we're at compuware. they've been doing an independent end user testing and monitoring of how people are accessing the site, healthcare.gov. it does seem there are differences. the government says it should all be the same because healthcare.gov is the one portal for some 36 states but there are differences depending where you are. this is a map of what you have saw a couple of weeks ago. and tell us what the red means. obviously not good. >> so what you're seeing h
hosted president obama for 2010 fundraiser and according to locals is often the site of loud and disruptive parties. you know how they like to party. nicole: crude oil down more than a dollar. fox business contributor phil flynn price futures group in the trading pit tells us what is going on here at the cme. what is going on? >> what is happening as we are getting overwhelmed with supplies. call it what you want, we call it a near record. if you look at the last two weeks we have seen crude prices rise to a record high for this time of year. the highest levels we have seen since last may. we will be at a record and that is really weighing on prices. the reason of course is that we are in refinery maintenance and the boom in u.s. production continues. even though productions fell a little bit last week we saw the inventories in the all-important oklahoma area starts to rise and that is why we are down, a very heavy market right now. nicole: what you think of the move? >> with the bad data the job number, weak inflation number, it looks very bullish. gold is just off of the fi
minister meets with president obama tomorrow. >> 7:15. also happening now. a big impact on air travellers. discussing the current ban on cell phones, ipads and other portable electronic devices during take off and landing. kyla is live. >> reporter: it is safe for passengers to use most electronic devices from gate to gate. we're taking a live look at this press conference which just started about five minutes ago. this is faa administrator. the timing of these rules will be up to individual airlines. the faa says connections to the internet are not going to be allowed below 10,000 feet and prior to today, passengers were not allowed to use portable electronic devices during take off and landing because they were studying whether the signals interfered. delayed the partial government shut down for not releasing this information sooner. i will continue monitoring this news conference. for more information on these rules being used during taxi, take off, landing, mid flight and have you dates for you at 8:15. ktvu, channel 2 news. >> 7:16. new this morning, federal prosecutors are expected
, bisexual or transgender -- lesbian, bisexual or transgender. president obama showed his report, he wrote, does it make a difference if the firefighter who rescues you is beau or the accountant -- gay or the accountant who does your taxes or the mechanic who fixes your car? the president encouraged lawmakers to pass the legislation. >>> and tim cook the ceo of apple is also urging passing this. he writes in the wall street journal that "when people feel valued for who they are, they have the comfort and confidence to do the best work of their life." >>> 7:16. new in egypt this morning, former egyptian prod, mohamed morsi appeared in fourth for theist -- president, mohamed morsi appeared in court for the first time since he was removed from power. he says he's the legitimate leader and the court has no jurisdiction to put him on trial. the trial was adjourned until january. he's in a secret location while awaiting his trial. he could get the death penalty if convicted. >>> a man from mish twin claims he -- michigan claims he tipped off the fbi where to find osama bin laden. now he wants t
report out that the white house has pressured insurance executives to keep quiet about the obama ca care rollout. >> there are a number of americans, fewer than 5% of americans who have got cut-rate plans that doesn't offer real financial protection in the event of a serious illness or an accident. remember, before the affordable care act, these bad apple insurers had free rein, every single year, to limit the care that you received or use minor preexisting conditions to add to your premiums or bankrupt you. >> david, it's good to have you back, good morning. >> thanks, carl, good to be with you. >> i want to talk about the quarter and conference call. the stock getting a lot of activity today. have you been asked to keep quiet about obama care in. >> we have not. we've been actively iengaged wih multiple years with the administration on both sides the aisle. we believe the make system needs to evolve, you need to improve affordability for all and improve health care quality for all. that's what we've been working toward. >> when he refers to "bad apple insurers," i wonder if you think h
on abc7 news, can silicon valley correct the obama care website's problems? coming up, the people about to trial. >>> a major milestone tonight for tesla. now you can drive their all-electric cars the entire length of the pacific coast. >>> i'm spencer christian, following a sunny and mild halloween day, we have more sunny and mild weather coming our watch i will have the accuweather forecast in a moment. >> thanks, spencer. >>> th ♪ at kaiser permanente we've reduced serious heart attacks by 62%, which makes days with grandpa jack 100% more possible. join us at kp.org and thrive. >>> the obama administration has recruited software experts from two bay area tech giants to help fix its troubled health care website. one of those engineers, mikey dickerson is a site reliability engineer on leave from google. he is now working directly with the general contractor hired to upgrade healthcare.gov. the website was down for the second time yesterday because of technical problems. it's been plagued with glitches ever since it launched. oracle ceo larry ellison spoke about his company's efforts
the sweater. >>> hallmark sweater is trending on twitter this morning. also trending obama approval. the president's approval rating hit an all-time low in a new paul. cbs is considering a new "how i met your mother" spinoff. apple device goes on sale today and dell confirms it was selling a laptop that smelled like cat urine but fixed it. follow us on twitter at #cbssf. >>> and updating you now on our breaking news in milpitas, an injury accident on northbound 680 continues to block at least one lane approaching scott creek. and these are once again a live look at the scene. it was a construction worker and another worker in a work truck. they were working to remove a sign on the shoulder when another driver rammed into that truck and one person was killed. another worker suffered minor injuries. so you can see the investigation out there now. and some of the delays beginning to grow on our sensors coming up northbound. so it looks like the backups begin right around jacqueline in milpitas. the accident is on the fremont milpitas border. consider using 880 as an alternate while the
of the european parliament met with some of president obama's top aides at the white house, discussing spying programs focussed on elected officials and citizens abroad. >> i hope the outcome of the visit is not one to lecture the united states on anything. or to threaten the united states. >> reporter: one week after reports surfaced the u.s. tapped personal cell phone of the germ man chancellor, national security council claims they have agreed to intensify cooperation between their country's intelligence services yet there is still intense skepticism. >> trust issues remain. >> reporter: abc news news learned intel agencies listened in on allies >> we do not spy on anyone except for valid u.s. foreign purposes. >> reporter: claiming it's for security purposes a rationale some european officials feel can only go so far. >> we must find a balance between security and privacy. >> of course, it's being questioned here at home as well. republicans and democrats calling for a congressional review of the nsa practices. marcy gonzales, abc news, new york. >> house and senate negotiators began c
. >> a just released poll shows president obama's approval rating is sinking. the "wall street journal" poll finds only 42 percent of americans approve of his job performance a drop from the beginning of the month. overall 51 percent approve of the performance. this is after a recent government shut down and the fumbled rollout of health care. >>the aviation world has a set back or settlement between american airlines and usa airways and the justice department who sued american and usa airways this year to try to block the proposed merger. a month before anant trust trial will take place sources say the case could be resolved out of the of court. they call for the messaged airline to give up slots at reagan national airport in washington, dc. >> the food and drug administration has determined 12 percent of spices are contaminated with unappetizing things including insects and their parts and rodent hairs. 7 percent were contaminated with salmonella. it is believed most of it can be blamed on the way the spices are stored before they get to the shelf. >> is there an acceptable level like in h
. there are reports that israeli par planes have attacked a military target inside of syria. the obama administration told the associated press the attack took place in a port city. the israeli army is not confirming the reports. >>> millions of families needing help to buy food will getting less money from the government starting tomorrow. an increase in food stamp benefits that went into effect four years ago is now expiring. right now the maximum benefit is $668. that will be reduced by $36. >>> it will soon be more convenient to listen to music or a read a book on flights. you will be able to use your phone for everything except for making calls and sending text messages. your lab top will have to stay off during takeover and landing. "consider this" with antonio mora is next. and remember you can always get the latest news on aljazeera.com. ♪ >> food stamp funding set to be cut nearly 1 in 7 americans rely on them to eat. but consider this with so many americans on food stamps can the country afford them? >>> and a first hand look at the egyptian revolution. we'll talk to two people who braved
is meeting with president obama in washington. asking for weapons to fight al qaeda. >>> a powerful storm hits ohio and is threatening the northeast. >>> and documents for people signing up for affordable care act in the first days after launch. the relationship between the u.s. and iraq about to face a big test. the iraqi prime minister,
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